Omelette with beans
As a Venezuelan mom and I want to share my culture with my kids. The food is for me the easy way to teach them about my country, the richness of its fruits and its colourful dishes.
One of the most traditional dishes is the “pabellón criollo” (pavilion), made up of shredded (or pulled) beef, black beans, rice and fried plantains. This dish may have some variation depends on where city or town your are from. Their colours are the symbol of the union of the three races: African, European and indigenous.
So I took this ingredients and I made this delicious omelette. I have never made an omelette before, but my husband read the method from Jamie Oliver and we did it together.
- 1/2 cup fat free or low fat plain Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt).
- 2 large organic eggs.
- 8 cherry tomatoes, chopped.
- 4 spring onions, chopped.
- 1 tsp fresh coriander, chopped.
- 2 garlic, chopped.
- 3/4 cup cooked or canned black beans.
- 2 tablespoon Venezuelan artisan cheese.
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then beat well with a fork until fully combined.
- Place a small non-stick frying pan on a low heat to warm up.
- Add the oil to the pan and the spring onions, stirring for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add in garlic and tomatoes, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from frying pan and set aside.
- Grate the cheese onto a board and set aside.
- Add ½ tablespoon of oil to the hot pan, then carefully pour in the eggs.
- Tilt the pan to spread them out evenly, using a fork to swirl the eggs around the pan a little.
- When the omelette begins to cook and firm up, but still has a little raw egg on top, sprinkle over the sofrito and coriander. Save some sofrito for garnish.
- Using a spatula, ease around the edges of the omelette, then fold it over in half.
- Add black beans on the top of the omelette and sprinkle the cheese.
You can serve your omelette with Venezuelan cornbread (made it with maize flour, milled flaxseed and water) or plantain (baked), and you will taste much more of my country. .